August 23 2014

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27 posts tagged "Calvin Klein"

Reminiscing With…Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams


Ck OneBeauty Nostalgia is a column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Global makeup artist for CK One Color Kayleen McAdams

The Product: “CK One takes me back to early high school, when everyone was wearing it—girls and guys. The smell reminds me of being young. I can’t put words to the notes, but it was what I thought a cool, New York loft would smell like; it was artsy. I grew up in a town that was two hours outside of Toronto and, at this time, I was actually working at McDonald’s. It was very glamorous. I worked there for six years. In fact, I ended up being a manager! My brother worked there and so did my sister Rachel [the actress who has starred in films like The Notebook, Midnight in Paris, and The Vow]—she was pretty good with the juice machine. But I still have the memory of the scent of CK One…mixed with french fries.”

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Smooth Criminal


Rooney Mara, Downtown Calvin Klein With The Cinema Society Host A Screening Of IFC Films' "Ain't Them Bodies Saints"At last night’s screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, held at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, Rooney Mara showed up wearing a cropped Calvin Klein look (she’s the face of the brand’s latest fragrance, Downtown) and sported sleek, half-up, half-down hair. Her slick center-parted style reminded us of the glossy strands seen at Fall shows such as Gucci, Kenneth Cole, and Cushnie et Ochs, where the top half of the head had major sheen, but the length was left dry. We also like that Mara added a bit of texture via undone waves (like those worn down the Calvin Klein Collection runway for Resort).

Photo: Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

Throwback Thursday: Drip Dry


Christy-Turlington-Vogue-UK-October-1994-Nick Knight-80s-90s-Tumblr-cropThrowback Thursday is a column on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.

The Model: Christy Turlington Burns

The Moment: Wet Hair

The Motivation: We admit we’re huge Christy Turlington Burns fans, but right now it seems the whole fashion world is, too. From Harper’s Bazaar‘s U.S. June/July cover to a new Calvin Klein underwear ad (where she reprises her role from the late eighties), this original super is proving that the nineties really are back. Not only does the above Nick Knight-lensed shot provide one more example of how gorgeous this top model is, but it highlights another trend: wet hair. We spotted damp strands (considered one of hairstylist Guido Palau’s trademark looks) on the Fall runways at Prada, Marni, and Giambattista Valli. A dip in the pool (or in the case of today’s NYC weather, getting caught in the rain) never looked so chic.

Photo: Nick Knight for British Vogue, 1994; courtesy of

Rooney Goes DOWNTOWN for Calvin Klein; Meet the Warby Parker of Beauty Products; Dustin Hoffman Preaches; And More…


Rooney Mara DOWNTOWNA favorite of Francisco Costa, Rooney Mara is the face of Calvin Klein’s new DOWNTOWN fragrance. Today, the company released a minute-long commercial starring the A-lister and directed by David Fincher (who worked with her on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network). The black-and-white “day in the life” short follows Mara as she grabs a coffee, listens to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the subway, shoots a film, fields questions at a press junket, and more.

Mary Katrantzou’s vivid prints are often inspired by interiors. Now, thanks to a new candle collaboration with Rodial, fans can display the designer’s signature patterns in their homes, as well as on their backs.

Experimenting with new makeup from the comfort of our living-room couch is the kind of makeover we can get behind. Set to launch next month, Trymbl is adapting the Warby Parker try-before-you-buy business plan with high-end organic products. The forthcoming Web site will also include instructive content such as video tutorials on application and advice columns written by dermatologists. [Pando Daily]

The Internet has been buzzing over a recently unearthed American Film Institute interview with Dustin Hoffman, in which the actor—who famously played a woman in Tootsie—weighed in on the sensitive topic of female beauty standards: “There’s too many interesting women I have…not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.” Preach, Dustin!

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Rooney Mara Gets A Fragrance Deal


The IFP, Calvin Klein Collection & Euphoria Calvin Klein Celebrate Women In Film At The 66th Cannes Film FestivalThere are a few celebrity beauty deals that stand out from the increasingly crowded pack, for both the caliber of the celebrity in question and the brand they choose to partner with. Time stood momentarily still, for example, when Lancôme nabbed Julia Roberts; when Dior signed Natalie Portman; and when Coty got Beyoncé’s fragrance license. But as of this morning, Calvin Klein appears to have scored this year’s biggest beauty coup: The iconic New York design house, whose fragrances are produced by Coty’s Prestige arm, has just announced that Rooney Mara will front its latest fragrance, Downtown. The Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroli, gardenia, violet leaf, Texan cedarwood and incense eau, which launches in September, has another big name to its credit, too: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director, David Fincher, has signed on to create the television ad campaign starring Mara.


It’s Rooney’s first foray into beauty, a move that was certainly a long time coming, although one that we always assumed would involve Parfums Givenchy, considering the actress’ close ties to Riccardo Tisci. But partnering with Klein—he of such groundbreaking fragrances as ck one and Euphoria—is certainly nothing to sneeze at. One question remains, however: Who will win over Mara when skincare, makeup, and hair-care deals are on the table? Let us know your bets below.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Calvin Klein